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CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7,. 1922
Echoes and Re-echoes of the Long to Be Remem
bered Memorial Services in Honor of the Memory
of the Late Rt. Rev. Bishop Samuel Fallows, Which
Were Hfeld Recently at tile Wendell Phillips High
THE GRAND ARMY QF THE REPUB
LIC FOLLOWED SUIT AND HELD
MEMORIAL SERVICES IN HIS HON
OR AT DES MOINES IOWA, LAST
THE BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT OF
BISHOP FALLOWS WHICH WAS
HEAVILY DRAPED WITH AMER
ICAN BUNTING WAS IN EVIDENCE
DURING THE MEMORIAL EXER
CISES AT THE WENDELL PHILLIPS
HIGH SCHOOL. WAS SECURED
THROUGH THE COURTESY OF
REV. E. J. SONNE BY THE EDITOR
OF THIS PAPER.
REV. JOHN FOSTER, ASSOCIATE
RECTOR OF "ST. PAUL'S RE-
THE LATE BISHOP FALLOWS'
CHURCH, AND HIS DAUGHTER,
MISS ALICE K. FALLOWS, IN A LET
TER WHICH APPEARS IN THESE
COLUMNS HEARTILY THANKS
MR. JULIUS F. TAYLOR AND THE
OTHERS WHO ASSISTED IN THE
MEMORIAL SERVICES IN HONOR
OF HERLATE FATHER, BISHOP
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The Friday afternoon after the
death of the late BisHop Samuel Fal
lows, while sitting in the law offices
of Attorney Walter M. Farmer 184
W. Washington street, and after he
had finished reading our first article
on Bishop Fallows, which appeared
in these columns Saturday, Septem
ber 9, we both started up a long con
versation over his death and the great
loss the colored people had sustained
in his passing out, -that since his de
parture, that the colored people in
this dty have a mighty few white
friends to boldly and manfully plead
their cause outside of the Honorable
Patrick H. O'DcnnelL that the lead
ing colored people living in this city
should without delay take steps at
once to hold memorial services in
honor of his sainted and blessed mem
ory and with that burning thought
still in our minds we parted for the
On Saturday morning, September
9, 'we both were still of the same
opinion, and right there and then we
suggested to Mr. Fanner that we had
better wait for a while Tefore we. at
tempted to make the slightest move in
that direction for we honestly felt
that the leading 'colored ministers, the
reading .colored oolitidans. .the lead
ing colored business men, the leading
duj coiorea newspaper .owners ana
ditors and that the-leading colored
citizens in general would, never rest
contented until they had liighly re
solved to make some kind of at-move
in the -way of attempting to honor the
memory of the late Bishop Fallows,
who had accomplished so ranch dur
ing his long and useful life in behalf
of the colored race.
So almost another -week passed
away from that time and still no
outward effort was put forth by the
most distinguished and the most lead
ingr colored dtiaas,to iold memorial
services in. honor of the memory of
the late Bishop Fallows and at the
expiration of that time Mr. Farmer
strongly labored under the impression
thatit was high time for the colored
people of Chicago to take some action
in the matter and we firmly decided
to go right ahead and wait no longer
for the leading leaders of the colored
people to sec what they would pro
pose to do in the way of conducting
memorial exercises in honor of his
memory three or four years from now
or at some other time in the far dis
The .following gentlemen were invit
ed to join hands with us and assist to
make the memorial exercises long to
Active Committee Mr. Julius F.
Taylor, Chairman; Hon. Edward B.
Green, Hon. Walter M. Farmer, Dr.
George Cleveland Hall, Mr. M. Tf
Committee on Memorials Brig.
Gen. Franklin A. Denison, Chairman;
Mr. $. S. Abbott, Mr. A. L. Williams,
Hon. Tohn H. Lvlc. Dr. A. W. Wil
liams. Mr. Morris Lewis.
Thfc following gentlemen were
heartily invited to serve as honorary
vice Presidents; Dr. W. F. Garnett,
Hon, Charles M. Foell, Dr. J. M. Bur
relLJDr. Edward S. Miller, Mr. An
thontr Overton, Dr. J. W. McDowell,
Mr.JN.-C Langston, Mrs William L.
Marin, Hon. Edward H. Wright,
BOOK CHAT BY MARY WHITE
OVTNGTON, CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR
THE ADVANCEMENT OF COL
"THE STORY OF MANKIND"
By Hendrik Van Loon. Published by
Messrs. Boni & Liveright, New
York City. Price $5.00. Postage
HON. BENJAMIN E. COHEN
Republican Candidate for Judge of the Municipal Court of
Chicago; (New Two-Year Term.) Both Men and Women
Can Vote for Him on Tuesday, November 7.
Hon. Benjamin E. Cohen, Repub
lican candidate for Judge of the Mu
nicipal Court of Chicago for the new
two-year term, was born in the great
city of Chicago May 15th. 1885, grad
uating with honors from its common
and High Public Schools. Later on
Mr. Cohen entered the Northwestern
Law College and in 1906 he success
fully graduated from it with the high
Shortly after that year he began the
active practice of his chosen profes
sion and from that time to the pxsent
he has met with great success in the
field of law.'
For some time his law offices have
been located in the City Hall Square
Building, 139 North Clark street and
he resides with his family at 3215
Douglas Blvd. He has thousands of
friends anjong all classes of his fel
low citizens who will be highly de
lighted to see him become one of the
new Judges of the'Municipal Court of
Mr. Cohen honorably served as a
private in the Tank Corps, United
States Army in, the World .War for
democracy. He is an honored mem
ber of the Press Club, the Elks, the
Masons, the Knights of Pythias, the
Odd Fellows and member of the Tank
Corps Post of the American Legion.
Both men and women can vote for
him Tuesday, November 7.
Frank S. Righeimer, Hon. George B. ithe memorial services and assist to
Holmes, Hon. Emmett Whealan, ! share in the honors several short -
pHon. Thomas F. Byrne, Hon. George sighted and narrow-minded colored
Hor, . Louis B. Anderson, Hon- S. B.
Trtr ier, Hon. George T. Kersey, Mr.
T. J iraold HilL Mr. Harvey A. Wat
kms Major John R. "Lynch, Dr. JR. C.
G3 i," Rev. W. S. Braddaa, Major A.
E- T Patterson, Hon. James A. Scott,
Rev H. E. Stewart, Rev. S. E. J.
.Wason, Rev. John W. Robinson,
Rev L. K. Williams, Rev. G. R. Bry
ant' Rev. S. X. Birt, Rev W. A.
Blackwell, Hon. J. Gray Lucas, Mr.
Johis If. Bkckjfeear, Capt. R. A. J.
ShaV, Hob. laniel Ryan, Dr.'M. 'A.
I Majors, .Hon. "W. W. .MaxweH,?Hoa2
M. -Maypole, Hon. Robert M. Sweit
zer, Hon. Patrick J. Carr, Hon. Matt.
A. Mueller, Hon. James H. Lawley,
Hon. A. H. Roberts, Hon. Warren B.
Douglas" Mr. George R. Arthur, Mr.
& A. T. Watkins, Mr. Charles A.
Griffin, Rev. Moses H. Jackson, Mr.
Jesse Binga, , Mr. .Sandy W. Trice,
Hon. Michael Rosenberg, Hon. Sam
uel Alschuler, Hon. Edward J.
Hughes, Hon. Edward J. Glackin,
Hon. John R. Newcomer, Hon. John
Richardson. Hon. Howard W. Hayes,
Hon. Wells M. Cook, Hon. Hbsea W.
WeMs, Hon. John F. Haas, Hon.
Benj. E. Cohen, Hon. Daniel P.
Trade, Hon. Samuel A. Ettleson.
Hon. James W. Breen, Hon. William
L. O'Connell, Hon. Oscar De Priest,
Hon. John F. Devine, Hon. Joseph F.
Haas, Hon. Adolph Marks, Hon-
George F. Leibrandt, Hon. John P.
Gibbons, Hoa William R. Fetzer,
Hon. Anton J. Cennak,' Hon. "Dennis
J. Egan, Hon. George F. Harding,
Dr. J. Frank Armstrong; Dr. M. R.
Bibb, Hon. Miles. J. Device, Hon.
John 3. Passmore, Hon. Robert R.
Levy, Hon. W. E. MoQison.
After all of the above mentioned
gentlemen had been invited to join in
Republicans thought that some one
should have been permitted or re
quested to deliver a strong Republican
speech as they are unable to see or
behold any good in any meeting
wherein the colored people are con
cerned unless it can be transferred
into a political meeting.
It is true that many prominent' poli
ticians, Republican and Decomratic,
ocupied seats on the platform and in
the audience, but as chairman of the
memorial services, not one of them
were permitted to stand up and utter
one word in behalf of their candidacy
for any office within the gift of the
people residing in this city, county or
Several other colored men who
never have in the past add never will
amount to anything, were heard to
remark that ' Old Taylor must be try
ing to drive or force all the colored
people over into the Democratic
party." That is cnctLcr statement
which is absolutely devoid of all
truth. ' Hon. Patrick H. O'DonnelL
who is a strong Republican, requested
as to call on the Hon. Edward . F.
Dume and see if he would not con
sent to speak at the memorial' ser
vices as he had while serving as gov
ernor of Illinois selected Bishop Fal
lows as chairman of the Illinois Com
mission, then to steer clear of criti
cism along political line we called on
the Honorable Charles S. Deneen,
also ex-governor of Illinois, to see if
he would be present and talk for a
few moments but Mr. Deneen had to
be in Geveland, Ohio, September 23
and 24, where he was made a 33d de
gree Mason and that important event
in his life prevented him from being
present at the memorial services.
If anyone will take the trouble to
read over the list of honorary vice
presidents they will find that about
.twenty out of more than eighty of the
names selected are Democrats, leav
ing more than sixty Republicans, both
white and colored. That politics was
not in our mind nor on the mind of
Mr. Farmer while assisting to select
the honorary vice president.
The memorial exercises in honor of
the memory of Bishop Fallows at the
Wendell Phillips high school were
timely, for last week the Grand Army
of the Republic, at Des Moines, la,
held memorial services in his honor.
One of its last acts was the adop
tion by solemn and rising acclama
tion of a memorial for Bishop Samuel
(Continued on Page 2)
"Book Chat" has been devoted to
books or essays that relate to the
Xegro or to race problems, but "The
Story of Mankind" is an exception to
this rule. There Is nothing in it that
relates to the black man save an ex
cellent paragraph on Toussaint
L'Ouvcrture and Haiti. It is, how
ever, such a delightful Sook and it is
so necessary to know the history of
mankind, if we are to know the his
tory of any portion of it, that we all
ought to read what Mr Van Loon
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draw, for the book has 158 illustra
tions, some of them full page, nine of
them colored. It is written for young
people but it will be read. I am con
fident, chiefly by their ciders. Cer
tainly when it goes into a home the
parents will be found only too -anxious
to read it aloud or to pour over it
after the children are in bed. Its
sprightly style makes it irresistible.
Take this ending of the chapter on
the Holy Roman Empire. After de
scribing: Charlemange: crowning by
Pope Leo III as Emperor. Van Loon
shows the downfall of that empire
and of how Napoleon, eight hundred
years later, placed the crown on his
own head in the presence of another
Pope, and procldimnTjiTmself heir to
the traditions of Charlemange. "For
history," the author says, "is the same
as life. The more things change the
more they remain the same."
The chapter on the Age of the
Great Religious Controversies begins
like this: "The sixteenth and seven
teenth centuries were the age of re
ligious controversy. If you will no
tice you will find that almost every
Lody around you is forever 'talking
economics' and discussing wages and
hours of labor and strikes in their
relation to the life of the community,
for that is the main topic of interest
of our own time. The poor little
children of the year 1600 or 1650
tared worse. They never heard any
thing but 'religion.' Their heads were
filled with 'predestination, 'transub
stantiation,' 'free will.' and a h.inrfrl
other quer words expressing obscure
.ms or the true faith whether
-amonc or Protestant. Fn-
is of very recent origin, and even the
Pcopie ot our soiled 'modern
Z aLe apt to be toIera" niy
upon such matters as do not interest
them very much."
The chapter that attracted me the
most is the one upon the medieval
town. .Never before have I seen the
growth of the town and of money
power so graphically and naturally
described. The feudal lord, to go
the crusade, needs money. Many
people lived and died in the Middle
Vacs without ever seeing money and
he must borrow this money as he has
only good. But once lie borrows of
the petty trader outside his gates he
gets into hi clutches. On his re
turn he must pay up. which he rarely '
docs, or give some power to the men
from whom he has borrowed. They,
in return, demand a council of their
own. the right to manage their civil
affairs without interference from the
castle. Aid the lord of the castle
usually has to give in or go without
the money lie so much wants. And
so the town about the castle crows.
dustry for Van Loon has little be
lief that a peasantry would ever ex
hibit progress. His chapter ends:
"Meanwhile his lordship, in the
dreary and drafty halls of his castle,
saw all this upstart splendor and re
gretted the day when first he had
signed away a single one of his sov
ereign rights and prerogatives. But
he was helpless. The townspeople
with their well-filled strong boxes
snapped their fingers at him. They
were free men, fully prepared to hold
what they had gained by the sweat of
their brow and after a struggle which
had lasted for more than ten genera-
There are two things that in the
last chapter we are especially told to
remember: The first is that "The
original mistake, which was responsi
ble for all this misery (the great war)
was committed when our scientists
jegan to create a new world of steel
nd iron and chemistry and electricity
ind forgot that the human mind is
slower than the proverbial turtle, is
slower than the well-known sloth,
and marches from one hundred to
three hundred years behind the small
group of courageous leaders.
A human being with the mind of a
sixteenth century tratlesman driving
a 1921 Rolls-Royce is still a human
being with the mind of a sixteenth
And the second is this: "Every gen
eration must fight the good fight anew
or perish as those sluggish animals
of the prehistoric world have per-ish-'"
Before closing this "Book Chat" I
have two things I want to say to my
readers. One is that "Book Chat" is
sent out now to the colored press, not
every week but every two weeks.
The other is, that the proposed vol
ume of "Book Chat" for the year
1922 will not be printed as the de
mand has not been sufficient to war
We have before us, the report of
the Chicago Commission on "Race Re
lations," or in other words the com
mission which was appointed by for
mer Governor Frank O. Lowden.
shortly after the so called Race Riots
in this dty in 1919, and this coming
Sunday afternoon, we expect to fa
miliarize ourselves with its contents,
and bring forth an article on its
merits for the next issue of The
BEG YOUR PARDON
In the last issue of this newspaper,
the name of Hon. John P. Gibbons
was unintentionally omitted from the
list of the prominent gentlemen who ,
occupied seats on the platform at the
Wendell Phillips High School, during
the memorial services in honor of the
late Bishop Samuel Fallows.
COLORED GIRLS GRADUATE
FROM LAW AT HUNTER, COL.
New York Gty. Miss Anna Jones
Robinson, aged 24, and Miss Enid"E,
Thorpe, aged 25, was graduated from
the Law Department of Hunter Coir
lege here. It is said that .these ares
the first colored women to be given
a degree by this institution. Both, of
them taught school in Harlem while
attending the law schooL'
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